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Godspeed You Black Emperor! Live at Sojus 7 on 1998-12-17

Topics Live concert

01. Intro
02. The Dead Flag Blues
03. Moya
04. World Police And Friendly Fire
05. She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone In An Empty Field -> String Loop Manufactured During Downpour

1 - Intro
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - The Dead Flag Blues
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Moya
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - World Police And Friendly Fire
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone In An Empty Field -> String Loop Manufactured During Downpour
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Collection GodspeedYouBlackEmperor
Band/Artist Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Venue Sojus 7
Location Monheim, GER



Reviewer: thomnomnom - - August 27, 2012
Subject: JLH Outro!
Absolutely amazing show. An unusually slow She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer... moves into an unbelievable version of J.L.H. Outro. I'm actually posting this because if anyone can recommend instances where they've played something similar to that I would be overjoyed. Sensational.
Reviewer: congoman - - October 22, 2009
Subject: excellent in all ways
This gig is fantastic...

A must for all GYBE amazing early gig

respect to the band

and the uploader
Reviewer: NotPennysBoat - - June 26, 2008
Subject: A crystal-clear portrait of Godspeed in their early days.
With respect, I could not disagree with 6079smithw more. Not enough bass? This kind of music by nature doesn't need much bass. This kind of music is about treble and middle frequencies. Plus I think the drums sound just fine. If you want a lot of bass, listen to hip hop.

Anyway, the sound is truly studio quality. It doesn't surprise me at all to find that this is a soundboard recording. I do have one minor complaint, though, which is that you can't hear the audience. But that's just the nature of soundboard recordings in general.

At the time of this show, most of these songs were unreleased, so they sound somewhat embryonic. They may not be the best versions out there, but it's a great way to get the history of these songs, and to check out how much they grew in the years ahead.

Also, the last song played is not "String Loop Manufactured During Downpour", but actually "J.L.H. Outro" - that's the short piece found after 4 minutes of silence on F#A#(infinity). This performance of it is light years ahead of what you hear on the album.
Reviewer: chapmasterflash - - November 8, 2007
Subject: Excellent find
I'm glad I found this great of a recording, thanks to whomever put this up.
Reviewer: satelliteproject - - May 7, 2007
Subject: You Emperor, you!....
Not a complaint, not a whisper of a negativity from this majestic recording. Seriously betters the studio out-takes of these master-pieces. The clarity is shivering. A supreme time capsule of an outfit that has yet to be surpassed in the context of it's genre.
Reviewer: makos - - September 12, 2006
Subject: Heaven reveal
i was one of many lucky people to see them in athens,greece and i am telling you this recording
is like hearing in front of me.outstanding.
Reviewer: Giantandre - - November 18, 2005
Subject: Great from my speakers....
When the violin comes through in Dead Flag Blues I can tell this is a great recording....World Police is outstanding ... best sound quality of the GYBE shows that I have .... blows away any mp3 you may have.....
Reviewer: 6079smithw - - July 7, 2005
Subject: Great sound quality, band sounds too timid though
One thing needs to be clear, the quality of this recording is by no means perfect. With respect to frequencies, there isn't a lot of bass which has the effect of making the drums sound rather weak. Also, in all fairness I don't think the band was playing their best that night. Moya in particular sounds very reserved and not nearly as climactic as I've heard them play it in the past.
Reviewer: SadMafioso - - May 7, 2005
Subject: Last Track
The last piece of this show is not "String loop..." but "J.L.H. Outro". It's from the first cd (F#A#OO). "She dreamt she was a bulldozer..." is from "Lift yr skinny fists...", so the last track can not be tagged as "Antennas to Heaven"

Amazing recording though!
Reviewer: Stumbeleine01 - - January 6, 2005
Subject: Almost Crystal
This is one hell of a recording. A must for any Godspeed fan. The sound is almost crystal, with a few minor crackles here and there but overall it never even touches the performance/actual overall sound quality/ atmosphere.
The crowd must have been in awe.

I'm glad i wondered in on this one. Thanks to the guy who recorded it!
Reviewer: kpita - - October 21, 2004
Subject: Wow!
Very clean, clear and crisp recording. As one reviewer said, this is as good quality if not better than the studio releases. Yes, there are a couple of problems, but nothing major and nothing distracting. The playing is incredible, absolutely moving. Anyone wanting to be introduced to some new music or looking for a good GYBE! show, this is for you.
Reviewer: progprinter - - August 23, 2004
Subject: Stunning, breathtaking and all that.
My heartfelt thanks to whoever recorded and placed this show here. I love this band and I echo the comments made below. this recording is as good if not better than their studio releases.

Many thanks for this wonderful disc.
Reviewer: eckroth - - July 25, 2004
Subject: wow
my god, this recording is breathtaking. although I understand it's recorded from a soundboard, the clearity is still stunning. it's like a studio recording, but more real...
this is the best godspeed I've heard since the first listen of each of their albums. their playing in this performance is so.. personal, and subtle. it's completely different than the more recent live recordings.
again, I am totally amazed. it's unreal.
Reviewer: Ethan P. - - May 2, 2004
Subject: Strong Concert
This is a good concert from their "early" years. It's got a good setlist, particularly of note is Moya, which is my highlight. The soundboard has a few problems, some crackling as well as electric-sounding violin/cello, however the guitars and drums sound wonderful. The last track can be shortened to simply "Antennas to Heaven" for file tags, as the tracks listed are from that track on the similarly-titled album.
Sound Quality: 3.5 (for a sbd, that is)
Band's Playing: 4.5
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